The Indian Railways is leapfrogging to the aviation industry’s trademark Black Box technology to record and store crucial data on activities inside engine cabins as well as on tracks.
The Railways has started installing eight high-calibre CCTV cameras in each engine cabin – six for audio/video recording inside and two to monitor tracks ahead with night vision technology.
All cameras are connected to a digital video recorder (DVR), quite like in an aircraft black box, installed at a safe place inside the engine. It will not be destroyed even in the severest of accidents, sources in the Indian Railways claimed. Read more